Archive | February, 2020

ISO Seltzer Bottles For Seed Starting Planters

22 Feb

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Do you drink seltzer?

CVEarthlab gardeners would like to upcycle your empty 1-liter plastic seltzer bottles.  If you’re got any to spare,  we will convert them into sub-irrigated, self-watering planters at the seed-starting workshop Friday March 6th.

To donate your bottles, send an email to cvearthlab@gmail.com. Tell us your building number, and we’ll pick up your bottles after you leave them with your doorman.  Thank you in advance!

Indoor Workshop Is Friday, March 6th

All residents are invited to attend the workshop and plant with us!  At 6pm, in the community room, we will start seedlings. The garden committee will provide non-GMO, organic vegetable and flower seeds, organic potting soil and guidance. You bring  a small pot or an empty plastic bottle (to convert into a sub-irrigated, self-watering planter).  An RSVP, and a suggested donation of $2. for materials, is requested for each participant.

To see photos from last year’s workshop, click here.

We hope you’ll join us.  – Denise, Judith, Sandy, and Shari, Core garden committee members

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It’s Almost Time To Start Tomatoes

9 Feb

The 2020 Seed-Starting Workshop will take place on Friday, March 6th from 6pm to 7pm in the community room. Join us!

At this indoor workshop, we will start seeds for plants — such as tomatoes, peppers, and flowers, that need time to grow — and then nurture them in the window sills of our homes.  In late May or early June we will transplant the baby plants into the CVEarthlab raised beds.

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All residents, including those with and those without small children, are most welcome to attend the workshop and plant with us!

How It Works

CVEarthlab gardeners will provide non-GMO, organic vegetable and flower seeds, organic potting soil and guidance.

You bring  a small pot or an empty plastic bottle (to convert into a sub-irrigated, self-watering planter).  Donations and RSVPs are appreciated.

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See images from previous workshops here.

The final frost is forecast for early April, which means we’ll be able to start prepping outdoor beds and planting snap pea seeds in mid March.

Daylight savings time starts Sunday March 8th,  it’s time to THINK SPRING!

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